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  1. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, almost 8 years ago

    good one … it took how many years, four? five? for Bush to finally say (1) there were no WMDs in Iraq; and (2) Sadaam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11 (and cheney refused to be in the same room when bush admitted #2)

  2. Machado

    Machado said, almost 8 years ago

    “I screwed up” I hope for the sake of the country this is not the summation we’ll use to describe his 4 years…but so far , I’m very worry…


    HUMPHRIES said, almost 8 years ago

    bcs … but W was “disappointed”. I’ll go along with Machao about hope this isn’t a summation we’ll use. At least the Pres has recognized a mistake and this is a sign that we won’t have to endure years o denial while things deteriorte around us.

  4. Machado

    Machado said, almost 8 years ago

    I wonder if Letterman is going to use the “I screwed up” interview in his “Presidential Speeches” bit..hahaha, maybe he did already?, haven’t watched lately, but I’d be surprised if He did.

  5. IntoVirginiaCreeper

    IntoVirginiaCreeper said, almost 8 years ago

    Was he talking about Geittner, Panetta, or Hillary; or, maybe all of them? Maybe he should start all over…

  6. lalas

    lalas said, almost 8 years ago

    bcs – he never admitted it as a mistake though.

  7. claudermilk

    claudermilk said, almost 8 years ago

    I understood it that he was referring to Gaithner, Daschle, and what’s-her-face. Yup, mistakes & a small screw-up in the larger picture (at least IMHO). Now to learn from that & move on.

  8. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, almost 8 years ago

    PAJ, lalas, I stand corrected. Bush admitted those two things in my first post; but he did not say he made a mistake. Humphs, yes, I heard Bush say he was “disappointed” they never found WMDs and i was astonished … gee, in my naive thinking, i think it’s a GOOD thing countries in the tense Middle East don’t have WMDs … just shows how backward W thiniks … Bush also said he made a mistake about WHERE he landed hisi plane when he “toured” after Katrina, but made no admission of fault about the overall fed response to Katrina … i’ll take a prompt presidential admission of mistake thank you very much ….

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 8 years ago

    One critical indicator – perhaps the most critical indicator – of the ability to learn is being able to say “I made a mistake,” and “I don’t know.” Bush was incapable of admitting any personal error. And sure enough, he kept sticking to his erroneous actions. Obama’s been much b@llsier - he’s admitted error frankly (to four networks yet!) and he’s moving on now. Wasting no time. I hate the pseudo-apologies that were becoming so common where it was more “I’m sorry I got caught” rather than “I’m sorry for what I have done.” I found this refreshing.


    HUMPHRIES said, almost 8 years ago

    BCS, I’ll leave Katrina alone as at this point in time as I wouldn’t be rational in any discussion about it. The crack about W being “disappointed” would have much clearer if you could have heard my sarcastic tone. But as for WMDs W was just a butter brain.Uncle Dick was hungry to enrich the Haliburton gang. PS remind me sometime to tell you what the expression “in the butter” means here.

  11. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, almost 8 years ago

    Humphs … you wouldn’t be rational re Katrina because still sends your blood pressure soaring? OK … here’s the reminder …. tell me what “in the butter” means re Dick “can’t shoot straight, can’t stop leering’ Cheney, if you haven’t seen it, rent Iraq for Sale from netflix


    HUMPHRIES said, almost 8 years ago

    BCS … when the glass industry started the wares to be shipped were packed in cheap butter thus insuring nothing would be damaged. When the expression “in the butter” is used it can mean either “It’s safe” or “a sure thing” additionally “in storage and not used”. Though the first is the most frequently used I like to think of W and Uncle Dick as a “butter brain”, as applied with the second useage.

  13. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, almost 8 years ago

    Humphs … got it, nice piece of trivia. Speaking of Uncle Dick, here’s something I sent to a sib last Nov.:

    “actually, Cheney’s continually updated pacemakers are in reality sophisticated computerized intelligence devices controlled by the evil-axis triad of global oil companies, a cabal of uber-wealthy financiers and money market manipulators around the world, and the well-connected and privileged blue-blooded aristocracy in the USA. The bionic pacemaker implantations have worked extraordinarily well, with the exception of the time the device misread Cheney’s distant friend for a deer (thus causing Cheney to shoot said friend in the face) and the unfortunate leering sneer the device produces in Cheney when the triad’s words move through his mouth …”

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